The Afghan interior ministry of Afghanistan said on Monday morning to have killed 24 insurgents during clearance operations across the country.
A statement issued by the ministry states that in confrontation with the security forces 16 other insurgents sustained injuries.
The statement adds that the operations were mainly conducted in , Uruzgan, Ghazni, Paktika and Paktiya in past 24 hours with the assistance from Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
According to the statement security forces also seized different types of weapons and ammunitions from the insurgent while defusing three IEDs in Ghazni and Farah provinces.
Improvised Explosive Device or IED is considered one of the biggest threats not only to government forces but also to the civilians. Only two days ago a civilian vehicle struck a landmine in eastern Kunar province and took the lives of 7 people.
UNAMA has expressed deepest concern regarding IEDs threatening civilian lives in Afghanistan beside the ground engagements.